PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Update on COVID-19 in Greenwich
Here is an update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of our residents. The updates also will be posted on the Town website’s dedicated page (www.greenwichct.gov/covid19) for COVID-19 information.
As of today, Monday, April 13, 2020, there are 325 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Greenwich Health Department. That is up from the 289 cases reported on Friday, April 10.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Monday, April 13, 2020, there were 117 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 200 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. To date, 3,157 people have been tested at the Hospital’s outpatient tent with 1,215 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.
Additional financial aid for Greenwich nonprofits
Through the recently passed CARES Act, the Town of Greenwich has received an additional $486,978 in “CDBG-CV” funding to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. Interested nonprofit applicants may fill out an application found on the Community Development webpage. Questions should be directed to email@example.com. More information and the link to the application can be found here: https://www.greenwichct.gov/285/News-Feed
Free, On-Line Tax Preparation Available
Did you previously come to the Greenwich Library or Greenwich Town Hall to get your taxes done? VITA, the IRS’s companion to the AARP volunteer income tax program, has initiated a virtual (on-line) option for the free preparation and e-filing of your taxes. The filing deadline has been extended until July 15. However even if you owe money, your taxes can be filed now and you can pay on July 15. You will need between 20 to 30 minutes to complete and submit the form. VITA will then schedule a one-hour time slot on the portal to have a phone or video interview to complete and review returns. Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions and further information (en español). You may begin the process by using this link: https://form.jotform.com/200751255209146
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
The next update will be released at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2020, unless there is a development that warrants immediate public notification.
For inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at firstname.lastname@example.org.